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  • Minecraft: Outer City Updates

    After I finished the new district, I got looking around the city for some other quick projects. I’ve been trying to add some larger, denser buildings to Imperial City for the last year, so I decided it was time for a new one.

    I located a cluster of 5 small houses in Outer City as pretty much the only spot I can pull off another large, tall building.  I leveled them and built a fancy 5 story apartment building, with a big penthouse on top.

    After this, I finally gave in and dealt with the ugly angled bridge in Outer City, as well.  Had to tear down one building, move another, and create a new square, but in the end the bridge is now straight.  I also love the new view of the city as you enter through the gate! (its the featured pic on this post).

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  • Minecraft: Skydown Complete

    I finished my work in Skydown over the last few days. The district is now fully built!

    It turned out really great!  I expanded it a bit further north than the original plan (the diagonal wall was too frustrating).  I added a nice park right in the middle, complete with a frog pond.

    BEFORE & AFTER

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  • Minecraft: 1.17 & Skydown

    I upgraded the server to 1.17 finally this weekend. Everything is going great so far.  I worked a bit on my new district, which I have started calling “Skydown” for now.  I also did a bunch of updates using some of the fancy new 1.17 blocks!  I upgraded some domes to be made of real copper, and redid some of my large maps to use the fancy new glow-ink-frames.

    I did a major overhaul on the Imperial Map Hall in my Senate Building.  With glow-frames, I could re-expand the room one block on all sides and take the glowstone out of the wall.  I also redid the floor in deepslate tile, cuz why not?  The room looks MUCH better now!

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  • Minecraft: Cair Denbar Updates

    Things have been busy in Minecraft since I last posted.  I’ve been tooling around with random updates, upgrades, and additions to my main castle, Cair Denbar.

    It started out after Christmas just looking around for little things to work on, and I just ended up going from one project to the next in quick succession.  Here’s a list of the projects I can remember from the madness:

    • Removed silly security doors throughout the complex
    • Updated all directional signage (intersections, stairwells)
    • Built a new addition for the Royal Academy and re-configured its old space back into First Hall
    • Moved the Halls of Healing to West End, and re-purposed old space as the Music Hall once again
    • Updated Throne Room interior using walls to give more depth & detail
    • Updated wall along Second Hall to be thinner using walls
    • Raised the ceiling in Royal Library (been putting this one off for ages, involved moving fireworks & redstone)
    • Added new West Stairs & Balcony to replace cramped West Tower Stairwell
    • Updated The Grotto (hadn’t been touched since it was built 8 years ago, added a large stained-glass window)
    • Converted Royal Pools to East Spring (was bad location for pools)
    • Moved the Royal Dungeon to West End
    • Replaced old dungeon with Royal Baths

    After that laundry list of minor projects, I got carried away updating the exterior of the whole place. I added some minor tweaks to the Great Hall and liked it so much, I went a little crazy.

    Overall, I think the exterior looks ALOT better now!!!